Jizo Garden and Barking Dog

First wishing all my Jizo Garden friends best of the holiday season and Merry Christmas!  I find that I am posting less and less on Jizo Garden and my other blog http://www.barkingdogstudio.me is becoming my main blog.  I hope those of you who would like to more frequent updates from me will join Barking Dog Studio =o)

When you go to my other website you will find a funny holiday video from me and my family…you will laugh 🙂

Wishing all the best of the holidays and the new year to all ♡

Andrew shop all ready for Christmas

Andrew shop all ready for Christmas

Water Garden

My classes are finished for the summer….  I’ve been spending the last week or so trying to get the garden together.  Ben and Devon add a whole new twist to gardening.  I have had to let go of some of the aesthetics and just try to protect many of the plants from bounding puppy games /’ . ‘\  I’m trying a small water garden…found a lovely glazed pot and filled it today with a waterlily plant and some water hyacinth.  You haven’t seen Ben and Devy lately they are both six months old now, best friends, crazy, funny and sweet. Here are a few photos of summer so far…

Hoping my next post will be some new drawings =)

Devon with muddy face from “helping” in the garden…sweet sweet face ♥

Ben looking cute and sheepish ♥ woof!

3 days until my class at the New York Botanical Gardens

Been working very hard to prepare for my class on Lichen and Mosses in Graphite and Watercolor this coming Friday =)  I have put together a Keynote presentation and collected many mosses and lichens for students to use as subject matter.  Hope everyone enjoys their class…. More work to do today….. Cross fingers =)

Foliose Lichens, Sheild and Usnea varieties

Haircap Moss

3 days until my class at the New York Botanical Gardens

Been working very hard to prepare for my class on Lichen and Mosses in Graphite and Watercolor this coming Friday =)  I have put together a Keynote presentation and collected many mosses and lichens for students to use as subject matter.  Hope everyone enjoys their class…. More work to do today….. Cross fingers =)

Foliose Lichens, Sheild and Usnea varieties

Haircap Moss